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PBS
Dec 23, 2012 6:30pm PST
everyone's favorite scene is when the radical congressman thaddeus stevens, tommy lee jones, demolishes one of his pro slavery opponents. here it is. >> how can i hold that all men are created equal when here before me stands, stinking, the moral carcass of the gentlemen from ohio, proof that some men are inferior, endowed by their maker with dim wits impermeable to reason, with cold, pallid slime in their veins instead of hot, red blood. you are more reptile than man george. so low and flat that the foot of man is incapable of crushing you. >> george pendleton in lincoln: how dare you! >> his words or yours? >> oh, god, it's that speech is an amalgam of me, thaddeus stevens and, bluff wade from the senate. i think the reptile thing is actually wade's, but stevens was capable of that kind of invective when he got angry. >> were you surprised to discover that the author of the gettysburg address and the second inaugural was as good as the rest of them in twisting arms and in understanding that politics often had to use underhanded tactics to achieve a great purpose? >> no -- >> you weren't?
PBS
Dec 24, 2012 9:00pm PST
. but -- >> but i loved the scene that you have with her and -- >> and thaddeus -- >> thaddeus stevens, the republican radical congressman from -- >> pennsylvania. >> pennsylvania played by tommy lee jones. here it is. >> mrs. lincoln. >> madame president, if you please. oh, don't convene another subcommittee to investigate me. sir! i'm teasing. smile senator wade. senator wade in lincoln: i believe i am smiling mrs. lincoln. >> as long as your household accounts are in order madam we'll have no need to investigate them. >> you have always taken such a lively even prosecutorial interest in my household accounts. >> your household accounts have always been so interesting. >> yes, thank you, it's true. the miracles i have wrought out of fertilizer bills and cutlery invoices, but i had to. >> such character. >> yeah. >> i mean, shines through. >> she was a brilliant, brilliant woman. and she hated the radicals' guts because they tried to actually indict her. lincoln stepped in and stopped them from doing it, but -- >> because? >> well, he didn't want a scandal -- >> but why did they want
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 6:30pm EST
a good blood. jessica. thaddeus stevens, hubert humphrey, robert byrd, admiral dewey, general pershing, general macarthur, 10 presidents, 31 in all lay in state, only 31 in the history of the united states of america under the dome. this is an honor, to state the obvious, that very few americans, some to the great americans, never received. each american that has been granted the honor accorded to danny today, they have been given it because they possessed a particular quality that we view as uniquely american, it is thoroughly appropriate -- and is thoroughly appropriate that he is granted because he is in every sense the quintessential american. he possessed in my view every virtue that we like to describe to our country. at the dawn of danny's llife, the country -- life, the country was emerging from a war that placed america's squarely in the center of leadership for the first time in history. and yet, on the horizon was the greatest economic depression this nation has faced or has faced since. his mother, his mother, the first of regeneration in hawaii, his father emigrating from
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am PST
as thaddeus stevens. i wonder if there is a purpose, again, the facts are one thing but stylistically to vocifero vociferously stating your belief. nobody can understand where governor sununu stands on thing. >> listen, politics is different by passion, okay. but when you watch that film you'll also find that tommy lee jones' character had his facts right. that's why the facts do matter. you can be passionate, you can even show humor and chiding and an occasional thrust when you make your argument, but when you have your facts wrong and when you attempt to tear people down, that's when it's over the line. >> and i also wonder if it is part and parcel of the 24-hour news cycle. because if you say incendiary things, it's a way of sort of keeping yourself relevant. you talked about newt gingrich, who hasn't been in power in a very long time. you talk about governor sununu and this is maybe the way they try to keep -- >> there's a lot of tv space to fill. i don't like to get people off that lightly. just because the opportunity is there, they still have a responsibility to, as kiki says t
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 11:00pm EST
clay, thaddeus stevens, charles sumner, robert byrd, general persing, general mcarthur, ten presidents, 31 in all lay in state, only 31 in the history of the united states of america under this dome. this is an honor to state the obvious that very few americans, some truly great americans never, ever received. in each and every american who's been granted the honor according to danny today, they have been granted it because they possess a particular quality that we view as uniquely american. it's thoroughly appropriate that our friend, danny, is granted this honor because he was in every sense the qint american possessing every virtue that we like to ascribe to our country. , the dop of danny's life, the country was emerging from a great war, a war that left the rest of the world in ruins, but placed america squarely in the center of world leadership for the first time in our history. yet on the horizon was the greatest economic depression this nation had faced or has faced sense. his mother, his mother, the first of her generation in hawaii to immigrate from japan at a time when there
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 10:00am EST
. jessica. henry clay, thaddeus stevens, charles sumner, hubert humphrey, robert byrd, admiral dewy, general macarthur, 10 presidents, 31 in all lay in state, only 31. in the history of the united states of america. under this dome. this is an honor to state the obvious that very few americans, some truly great americans, never, ever received. and each and every american who has been granted the honor accorded to danny today, they have been granted it because they possessed a particular quality that we view as uniquely american. and it's thoroughly appropriate that our friend, danny, is granted this honor because he was in every sense the qui at the sention -- quintessential american. he possessed in my view every virtue that we like to ascribe to our country. the dawn of danny's life, the country was emerging from a great war, a war that left the rest of the world in ruins but placed america squarely in the senator -- center of the world leadership for the first time in history. getting on the horizon was the greatest economic depression this nation had faced or has faced since. his mother,
Search Results 0 to 14 of about 15 (some duplicates have been removed)